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Pearl of the Ocean in Harrisonburg, VA - Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

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Organization Name: Ring Dog Rescue
Location: Richmond, VA 23228
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Female Female
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Pearl of the Ocean in Harrisonburg, VA

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Brown or Chocolate
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 04/08/2017
Location: Richmond, VA 22803
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Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. Location: Harrisonburg, VA Have you been looking in all the wrong oysters? Well, now you've found your Pearl! I'm a bouncy lady who LOVES attention and being close to people. Walks are just the greatest! We should go on one together! I can play a little rowdy, so I'm recommended for homes with kids 8+ so I don't knock anyone over. I love to show off my toys, but I play keep away with them. I'm still getting used to being around so many other dogs, so if you have a resident pup, let's arrange a meet-and-greet to see how we mesh. I have a huge will to please, and I love getting a treat for being a good girl. I already know how to 'sit' and I bet with a little patience and some positive reinforcement I could learn other cool tricks too! As far as house training goes, I prefer to do my business outside in the grass. A little encouragement will go a long way to helping me be your perfect Pearl! If you are interested in Pearl of the Ocean, contact Jo today at rescueinfo@gmail.com or (540) 434-5270 Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA 2170 Old Furnace Rd Harrisonburg, VA 22803

American Pit Bull Terrier

A.K.A. : Pit Bull Terrier, Pitbull, Pit bull, Pit, Pit Terrier, Staffordshire Fighting Dog, Bull Baiter Dogs, Yankee Terrier, Rebel Terrier
Overview: The American Pit Bull was originally bred for dog fighting and gained a reputation as a vicious animal. Can be a loyal and affectionate pet when trained and socialized properly.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 22-110 Most common: 35-55
Height (in): 18-22
Colors: Any color or combination of white, red, brown, black, gray
Coat: Its coat is thick, short and shiny.
Character: The American Pit Bull is intelligent, loyal and affectionate. If not properly trained, can be dominant and aggressive.
Temperament: The temperament of the American Pit Bull depends largely on the training and socialization the animal receives. In the hands of an experienced trainer, they can be socialized to be good pets. May not do well with other pets or strangers.
Care: This breed is easy to groom. They need to be bathed regularly and brushed occasionally.
Training: American Pit Bulls should be owned and trained by people experienced with this breed or other aggressive breeds.
Activity: American Pit Bulls need regular exercise, both in fenced yards and walks with a leash.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: hip dysplasia, heart disease and cataracts
Life Expectancy: 10-13

More About American Pit Bull Terrier Breed
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. Location: Gloucester, VA p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 16.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none; color: #4787ff; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #4787ff} Missy is a beautiful blue 4 year old pittie who has spent the past 2 years of her life waiting for that right family here at the shelter. She's incredibly smart and loves to show her manners and tricks in exchange for treats. She enjoys the company of people, loves being outside for walks or playtime and can easily switch to couch potato mode when needed though chasing tennis balls might be her favorite thing in the world! But Missy has been here half her life and needs out asap. Her caretakers can see her frustration with her situation as she's become depressed and guarded. As a result , Missy can no longer handle the stress of being on the adoption floor which has really limited her exposure to potential families. Missy knows that she's special and needs a special family too. Even a local foster family would do wonders for her! Whether it's temporary or forever though she needs a strong and confident family that has had past experience with dogs . She'll do well with older children who know how to respect boundaries but it's important she's the only "fur-kid" on the property. Missy is a wonderful, loving dog that honestly just needs to be given a chance to experience life outside of the shelter. For more information please contact the Shelter Manager, Amanda Scott, at information@gmhumanesociety.org , or at 804-693-5520.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Rosie

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Hound (short coat). Rosie had a rough time before she found her way to Ring Dog Rescue. She was adopted from a rural shelter where she got away from her adopter on the first day she was adopted and spent the next 9 months on the lam! She was finally caught and brought back to the shelter where an RDR volunteer could not bear to leave her there. Rosie has adjusted fabulously to living life on the inside! She loves the couch (can you tell?), her crate, and her foster family (human and canine). She is housebroken and a very quiet girl. She would do best in a calm quiet home that will allow her to bloom into her full potential without a specific timeline and a lot of expectations. In return she promises to love you unconditionally...a win win! If you are interested in Rosie, complete an application today!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Brie

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Bri is a special girl, petite, energetic, food and toy motivated, crate trained and housebroken. She sounds like the perfect package, but she did have a hard start to life, she is now in a much better place, but does take sometime to adjust. Brie would prefer a home that is active and wants to play ball, go on hikes and walks. Brie prefers a gentle and less stressful calm environment and is not a good match for young children. Brie does very well with the cats she has met and the two in her foster home. While Brie is doing great with dogs out on her Canine Adventure Walks, she prefers a home with either a smaller dog, or one that will not want to challenge her and likes to do their own thing. Brie is really a great girl and is looking for a great home. If you are interested in adopting Brie, please fill out an application today!
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Gavin

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier. Location: Rocky Mount, VA I’m Gavin, a really great guy and a pleasure to have around. I’m a moderately big fella, somewhere around 65lbs. I like to play and can play hard but I also like to chill out for hours at a time on the couch, preferably with my head in your lap. I’m mostly housetrained with only an occasional accident here and there. All of our animals have a lifetime commitment. If for any reason, the adoption does not work out, the cats and dogs are to come back to FCHS, which is a NO kill facility. The adoption fees help cover a portion of the care provided to the animals. Please visit our website under adoptable pets for a range of adoptions fees. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested (dogs) and placed on preventative, microchipped, and more. You can find our adoption application at www.plannedpethoodrockymount.com/adoption.html. Applications or questions can be emailed to adoptions@plannedpethoodrockymount.com. Please email for faster response or come on by during our business hours. Please do not call, this may cause delay because we receive a high volume of calls each day and operate with a small staff. Please submit your application once you see a pet you are interested in. Adoption Center hours are Tuesday - Friday 12-6 and Saturday 11-4. Franklin County Humane Society 18401 Virgil Goode Highway Rocky Mount, VA 24151 540-489-3491
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Boofus

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Sweet Boofus is a 3 year big boy lab X. He is about 75lbs. Boofus has had a really rough go at life until Ring Dog Rescue brought him in. Prior to rescue he has spent his entire life tied to a tree in a small pen. Once Boofus joined us he had to go through heartworm treatment. Boofus recently finished his treatment and his crate rest. So now Boofus is trying really hard to learn leash manners and basic obedience. He is slowly being introduced to his four legged house mates and is doing well playing with his female pit bull friend. He doesn't read doggie language very well so his friend Lana is helping out and showing him the way. Boofus still has a way to go to get him use to being a companion and learn how Awesome it can be to be a inside dog. Boofus will need a patient and active family. If you are interested in adopting Boofus, please fill out an application today!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Rosa in Harr...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer. Location: Harrisonburg, VA Rosa is a 1 1/2 yr old energetic pit bull/boxer/terrier mix who has been at the RHSPCA since 10/11/16. Rosa has a rambunctious puppy play style and is still learning manners. She would do best with an active adopter who can let her spend her energy by running around and playing. It would be best to do a meet and greet if you have other dogs. If you are interested in Rosa, contact Jo today at rescueinfo@gmail.com or (540) 434-5270 Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA 2170 Old Furnace Rd Harrisonburg, VA 22803
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Quen with Pi...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. Quen is a pittie boy about 3 years old and around 60lbs. Quen is an active guy who needs an adopter that understands the importance of continuing training! Quen loves to play fetch and go on adventures. He loves to snuggle and play dress up. Quen loves to have a routine and is a very fast learner. Quen has a huge fan club and comes with petsitting for life:) He is already neutered, up to date on vaccines, and has a microchip. Check out Quen's very own instagram page @quenstagrams !! Quen is receiving obedience training at a Virginia correctional center. To learn more about the Pen Pals program, please visit our website at www.fetchacure.com. If you are interested in adopting, please visit our website, click on the "Pen Pals" tab, fill out the application under "Adoption Process" (scroll down to bottom) and fax it to 804-525-2193 or email it to emily@fetchacure.com.
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    • American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Louie in Atl...

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      Breed: American Bulldog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog. Hi. My name is Louie. I was rescued after being severely neglected 2 years ago. I am so happy to be saved. Now, my temporary home is a boarding facility but it is not a real home. Here are a few things I like: playing ball, fetching, going on long walks or runs, pleasing people, meeting new people and treats. I have a lot of energy and enjoy being with people and greeting them with a supercharged tail wagging and happy dance. I love people and kids too. My rescue Dad says I am a sweet boy who wants nothing more than being part of a loving home where I should be the only dog and no cats please. I am approximately 3 years old, 58 lbs. and all vetting is up-to-date (vaccines, neutered, heartworm negative, etc.) I am house trained and crate trained. Contact Barbara today @ (770) 458-5078 or brab7722@aol.com Orphan Annie Rescue info@orphanannierescue.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrphanAnnieRescue/
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Georgia

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Georgia was rescued from a rural shelter along with her single puppy. This beauty is stunning. She is housebroken and crate trained and has adjusted well to her new life. She could work on her leash skills, but is eager to please, so I have no doubt she will pick that up quickly. This girl is a whole lot of dog and would do best in a home as an only dog, but don't let that stop you from considering her...she will be all the dog you'll ever need if you'll give her a chance. If you are interested in adopting Georgia, please fill out an application today!
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      Roxie

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). This little spit fire was happy to meet us! She was saved from a rural shelter literally at the 11th hour and is certainly grateful for her second chance! She enjoyed her walk, but could use some work on the leash. However, she is housebroken and crate trained, and super smart. This pretty girl needs to be an only dog, but don't let that deter you...she is certainly all the dog you'll ever need. Could you be the lucky one to share your life with this beauty? If you are interested in adopting Roxie, please fill out an application today!
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